Category Archives: RIP

R.I.P., Elaine Stritch

“You cannot tell an audience a lie. They know it before you do; before it’s out of your mouth, they know it’s a lie.” – Elaine Stritch That quote from Stritch is the key. It is why her work is … Continue reading

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R.I.P to the Last of the Ramones

Here’s Variety’s obituary for Tommy Ramone.

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R.I.P. Paul Mazursky

John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands in Paul Mazursky’s “Tempest.” “I seem to have a natural bent toward humor and I seem to make people laugh, but I think there is in me a duality. I like to make people cry … Continue reading

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R.I.P., Eli Wallach

His career spanned 60 years. An inspiration to many young actors (including myself as a kid), he worked nearly until the very end. He and his wife of 66 years, Anne Jackson (married since 1948), often performed together over the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ruby Dee

I was waiting for this, and here it is. My good pal Odie Henderson, and fellow Rogerebert.com contributor, who helped moderate the QA with Spike Lee at Ebertfest following the screening of Do the Right Thing (in which, of course, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ruby Dee

Pioneering actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee has passed away at the age of 91. The New York Daily News has a comprehensive obituary detailing the sheer scope of this woman’s life, she who was working almost right up … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Bunny Yeager

My pal Bill Teck shared this 15-minute interview he shot between questioner Youri Mevs and the pioneer pin-up photographer Bunny Yeager at the Miami International Book Fair in 2012. Bunny Yeager just passed away last week. I loved this exchange: … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Bunny Yeager

Model and pin-up photographer Bunny Yeager, most famous for her photographs of Bettie Page (she was also instrumental in getting Bettie Page the Playboy cover), has passed away at the age of 85. She tended to photograph her subjects outside, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Alain Resnais

There was a strange comfort not only knowing that Alain Resnais was “out there”, but that he was still making films, after eight decades of extraordinary work – EIGHT DECADES, and that those new films coming to us felt fresh, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Harold Ramis

Very sad news: Director/writer/producer/actor Harold Ramis has passed away at the age of 69. Of all of the films that have come out during my lifetime, all the huge important Oscar-winning serious films, all the weighty masterpieces, all the films … Continue reading

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